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True Grit (1969) was a Adventure - Western Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Paul Nathan and Joseph H. Hazen.

The film was based on the novel of the same name and also Saturday Evening Post Magazine Serial written by Charles Portis published in 1968 (novel); 1968 (magazine).

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

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Best ActorJohn WayneWon
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Review: True Grit (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 20, 2016 From 4 Star Films

My father has always maintained that two of his favorite films are The Magnificent Seven and True Grit. The first one makes sense with its stellar cast, resplendent score, and some top rate gunslinging. The second film, well, it makes sense too, but for completely different reasons. Director Henry H... Read full article


Review: True Grit (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 20, 2016 From 4 Star Films

My father has always maintained that two of his favorite films are The Magnificent Seven and True Grit. The first one makes sense with its stellar cast, resplendent score, and some top rate gun slinging. The second film, well, it makes sense too, but for completely different reasons. Director Henry ... Read full article


True Grit (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 28, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Wayne is usually a given to steal the spotlight but Kim Darby gave him more than he bargained for as the stubborn, no-nonsense Maddie Ross. Following suit singer Glen Campbell showed he can do more than knock back a tune, playing the Texas Ranger. As with many of his other great westerns, Wayne is s... Read full article


True Grit (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 28, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Wayne is usually a given to steal the spotlight but Kim Darby gave him more than he bargained for as the stubborn, no-nonsense Maddie Ross. Following suit singer Glen Campbell showed he can do more than knock back a tune, playing the Texas Ranger. As with many of his other great westerns, Wayne is s... Read full article


Silent Take: “True Grit” circa 1917

By Movies, Silently on Aug 21, 2013 From Movies Silently

I enjoyed True Grit as a book and I loved the 2010 adaptation. The ‘teens were a golden time for the western film and so I decided to work with the year 1917 in mind. For Rooster, there was really no question as to who should play him. William S. Hart could play gruff-with-a-heart-of-gold in h... Read full article


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Quotes from

Rooster Cogburn: Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way.


Rooster Cogburn: Damn you, Bo. First time you ever give me reason to... cuss you.


Rooster Cogburn: When's the last time you saw Ned Pepper?
Emmett Quincy: I don't remember any Ned Pepper.
Rooster Cogburn: Short feisty fella, nervous and quick, got a messed-up lower lip.
Emmett Quincy: That don't bring nobody to mind. A funny lip?
Rooster Cogburn: Wasn't always like that, I shot him in it.
Emmett Quincy: In the lower lip? What was you aiming at?
Rooster Cogburn: His upper lip.


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Facts about

Finnish censorship certificate # 77983
Despite the film's commercial success, John Wayne was not pleased with the finished film. He greatly disliked Kim Darby's performance, and told interviewers that he had starred in much better films like Stagecoach. At the Oscar ceremony on 9 April 1970 Wayne personally told Richard Burton that he felt he should have won the Oscar instead, for his portrayal of King Henry VIII in Anne of the Thousand Days.
The character of Rooster Cogburn was supposed to be around forty. John Wayne was 61 when the film was made.
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